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‘Inside Cancer’ MOOC starts again in Sep

Sign up now for our popular, free MOOC to learn how genes influence cancer development

Death of Paul Hinkin, Architecture teacher & reviewer

An external teacher of third year Architecture Studio 2013-14, and respected reviewer of fourth year design work since 2012, Paul will be remembered for his passion, humility, experience and humour.

Is falling recycling rate due to ‘green fatigue’?

An article in the Conversation by Lucy O’Shea from our Department of Economics about changes in the levels of recycling taking place.

HRH The Earl of Wessex to open HIVE

On 25 September Prince Edward will be opening our new £1 million sustainable construction research facility

Stand-out subject results in NSS

As well as coming top in the National Student Survey, the University performed well across academic subjects

Mech Eng strengthens relationship with University of Singapore

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is continuing to strengthen its relationship with the National University of Singapore (NUS) in the engineering design area, with both students and academics from the Department visiting Singapore this summer.

China’s urban imitation: Mike Silk & Andrew Manley in Forbes

Child’s play for Eilidh, new European champion

University of Bath-based athlete Eilidh Child is celebrating winning gold and bronze medals at the European Championships in Switzerland.

Jonathan Dawes talks to BBC Radio Somerset

Professor Jonathan Dawes, from the Department of Mathematical Sciences and Director of the Centre for Networks & Collective Behaviour, talks to BBC Somerset about the data challenges of processing Freedom of Information (FoI) requests. Jonathan was interviewed for the BBC Somerset Breakfast show on 14 August 2014.

Marine renewable energy partnership re-launches as a network of excellence

A consortium of marine renewable energy experts across higher education, research and industry have joined together to establish a ‘network of excellence’.

Psychology hosts first open research participation day

Researchers from the CREATE and Cross-modal cognition laboratories opened their doors to visitors for their first open research participation day on 12 August 2014.

Knowledge Exchange Forum makes more Impact awards

Feasibility Awards, funded by the University’s EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account, help encourage pathways to impact. Next deadline: 15 September 2014.

SoM hosts ‘celebrating women leaders’ reception

Professors Veronica Hope Hailey, Dean of the School of Management, and Julia Balogun, Associate Dean for Research, hosted a special reception entitled ‘celebrating women leaders in business schools’ as part of the annual Academy of Management conference earlier this month.

New ‘planetarium’ at Chedworth featured on ITV news

John Tredinnick, a DEng researcher on our Digital Media course, appeared on ITV News showing how the ‘discovery dome’ will take visitors back in time.

Freddie helps Britain win World University Rugby Champs

Sports Performance student Freddie Clarke helped the Great Britain men’s team win the World University Rugby Sevens Championships in Brazil.

Laying up a better diet to prepare basketball players

Our researchers have teamed up with international colleagues at Westmont College, California, to provide new dietary advice for basketball players.

What impact would Scottish ‘Yes’ vote have on the UK

So far the debate about September’s referendum on Scottish Independence has focused almost entirely on the impact of the vote in Scotland. Yet what would an independent Scotland mean for the rest of the UK?  

Beyond the ceasefire: securing safety for Palestinian children

Jason Hart, Senior Lecturer in International Development, discusses the plight of Palestinian children in the Gaza troubles, in The Conversation.

Regional winner in Women in Property Student Awards

Lois Kentish a second-year Civil Engineering student has fought off strong regional competition to be named a national finalist for the Association of Women in Property Student Awards 2014.

Top in UK for student satisfaction for second year running

This year’s NSS results once again place the University at the top of the national league table for student satisfaction.

Securing safety for Palestinian children

Dr Jason Hart writes for the Conversation UK – ‘Beyond the ceasefire: securing safety for Palestinian children’.

Electric bugs used to detect water pollution

Scientists from our Department of Chemical Engineering have developed a low-cost device that could be used in developing countries to monitor the quality of drinking water in real time without costly lab equipment.

Mid-degree work placements can boost success

Ian Crawford, a teaching fellow in our School of Management here at the University, writes with Dr Zhiqi Wang of Bath Spa University about the role mid-degree work placements can play in overall student success.

Africa’s go-getting cities are entrepreneurial launchpads

Florence Karaba, a PhD researcher in the School of Management here at the University, writes with Prof Christian Stadler of the University of Warwick about entrepreneurship in Africa.

Electrical Power Systems by distance learning accredited

Professor Raj Aggarwal, Director of Studies for the EPS programme, commented: “This is the only fully accredited programme of its kind in the UK and we are extremely proud to be offering such a unique higher degree programme with very high credence.”

University MOOC highlighted on BBC Radio 4

Inside Cancer – a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offered by the University – was recently highlighted as one of the most popular online courses on Inside Science.

Will a human ever run 100m in under nine seconds?

Aki Salo and Polly McGuigan, lecturers in our Department for Health, explore the biomechanics of sprinting in an article in The Conversation.

New study to help disabled people get more active

A new study from researchers in our Department for Health will research the benefits of moderate-intensity exercise for wheelchair users with spinal cord injuries.

Health Science – invitation to showcase your research

The first annual conference of the West of England Academic Health Science Network where we will sharing progress and achievements from the past 12 months and looking forward to the coming year.

Researcher creates “virtual time machine”

An EngD student from our Centre for Digital Entertainment is using gaming technology to take visitors to the National Trust’s Chedworth Roman Villa back in time to see what the villa would have looked like in Roman times.

Impressive medal haul from Glasgow

Athletes with links to Bath won 27 medals at the Commonwealth Games – 5 golds, 14 silvers & 8 bronzes

Silver lining for Bath-based pair at Glasgow

Eilidh Child and Jazmin Sawyers collected a brace of silver medals on day eight of the Commonwealth Games

Bath research makes front cover of Chemical Science journal

A team led by Tony James, Steven Bull and Juyoung Yoon have developed a method they hope will help with the early diagnosis of diseases caused by oxidative damage.

Sociologists present papers at world congress

Sociologists from the Department of Social & Policy Sciences participated in the XVII World Congress of the International Sociology Association: ‘Facing an unequal world/Challenges for Global Sociology’ which took place in Yokohama, Japan.

What can the Twitter storm over Benefits Street teach us?

A new research project involving researchers from our Department of Psychology will investigate how social media can play its part in both inciting discrimination against and building understanding of marginalised communities.

Graduate Olver takes silver at Glasgow

Heather Olver has collected a silver medal for helping England to second place in the team badminton

Aki Salo recognised for contribution to biomechanics in sports

Dr Aki Salo, from our Department for Health, was recently made a Fellow of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport (ISBS), “the organisation that is closest to his heart”.

Elena Kidd describes being Gorbachev’s interpreter: Guardian

Elena Kidd, course director of our MA interpreting & translating programme, was interviewed by the Guardian for an article titled: “A word in your ear: the interpreters who speak for world leaders”.

Funding boost for green energy storage

A new research consortium involving Professor Saiful Islam of our Department of Chemistry has been awarded £3.9 million by the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) that will set the direction and development of research and technologies in energy storage.

Commonwealth Games nationalist rush unlikely to last

Dr Michael Silk, a specialist in media sport and identity politics here at the University, writes about the potential influence the Commonwealth Games might have on the Scottish ‘yes’ campaign.

Bath athletes strike gold at Glasgow 2014

Commonwealth Games medals to date: 4 Gold, 6 Silver, 6 Bronze. Go Team Bath!

Sustainable Chemical Technologies Summer Showcase is ’spot on’

Sustainability consultant Dr Andy Wells said: “I thought it was another great event – world class science and the quality of presentations and posters was absolutely spot on.”

Interpreting and translation networks to boost routes into languages

We brought together two important national networks for interpreting and translation to discuss how best language learning can be supported in the UK.

Gifted young people experience life on campus

Over 70 young people from all over the country, who had been identified by their school or college as academically gifted and likely to progress to a top university, took part in our 3-day residential Uni Taster on campus from 14–16 July.

Meeting with the Pope to discuss ‘Global Common Good’

Séverine Deneulin from SPS attended a recent meeting with the Pope to discuss how to create a fairer global economy.

Teachers take sustainable energy research to pupils

Secondary school teachers from as far afield as Thailand are spending the week at the University to learn about the science behind sustainable energies such as solar power and biofuels.

Improving elite sports performance

Our research on technique and performance in sprinting and hurdling is helping athletes win medals

Does Team Scotland’s performance matter for Yes campaign?

The Commonwealth Games kick off tonight but for host nation Scotland they could have an important role to play outside of the sporting arena in the run up to September’s much-anticipated independence referendum.

Vice-Chancellor visits staff in LTEO

“The high levels of commitment, innovation and professionalism in this office are clear for all to see.”

New research to help develop tougher commercial glass using high pressures

Recent findings from researchers in our Department of Physics provide a structural map of oxide glasses and liquids that will help in the development of new tougher, high pressure hardened commercial glasses.

Addressing societal challenges with Ohio State

Dr Svenja Tams from our School of Management recently hosted Dr Liz Sanders from The Ohio State University which provided the opportunity to pilot co-design methodologies as part of a research project on ‘Engaging Customers and Communities in Sustainable Water Use’.

Team Bath Racing success at Silverstone

After three days of hard fought competition and an impressive performance, Team Bath Racing achieved its best result in five years.

First bilateral Bath-Nanyang symposium

The first bilateral symposium Common themes in Chemistry took place between ourselves and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, earlier this month.